Anarchist Ivan Alocco has ended the hunger strike (France, December 1, 2022)
Ivan, incarcerated in Villepinte prison (near Paris), lets us know that he has ended his hunger strike. Today, December 1st, he started feeding again, after 35 days of hunger strike in solidarity with Alfredo Cospito’s struggle.
He is well and sends a strong hug in solidarity to Alfredo, Juan, Anna, Toby and everyone outside the prisons.
On Thursday, November 24th, during the interrogation by the investigating judge, Ivan made a brief statement and then said he had nothing to declare in response to the judge’s questions. His statement, as far as we know, was more or less this:
Continue reading Anarchist Ivan Alocco has ended the hunger strike on 30 Nov, and anarchist Juan Sorroche On 24th November 2022)
Bologna, 1 December gathering at Court of Surveillance in solidarity with Alfredo and with all the revolutionary prisoners
On December 1st the hearing on the appeal against the application of the 41bis regime against anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito will take place in the court of surveillance in Rome. 7 months after his transfer to Bancali in the province of Sassari [Sardinia]. 42 days after the commencement of his indefinite hunger strike against 41 bis and life sentence without appeal.
Every day in these courtrooms, men in togas decide on the freedom of others, on the life and death of thousands of people who, by choice or by necessity, have escaped the laws of a State that daily exploits, starves, poisons.
In solidarity with all those who have experienced and are experiencing the farce of of this democratic State.
In solidarity with Alfredo and all the revolutionary prisoners.
At the side of Anna, Juan and Ivan all united in hunger strike.
ALFREDO FREE! EVERYBODY FREE! 41 BIS IS TORTURE!
THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER gathering at Court of Surveillance PRESIDIO AL TRIBUNALE DI SORVEGLIANZA, H. 10.00 in Via Farini 1, Bologna
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30th November: day of action in solidarity with Alfredo and other comrades on hunger strike.
Since 20 October, the anarchist Alfredo Cospito has been on hunger strike against his detention in total isolation and torture and against imprisonment without parole. Other detained comrades (Anna Beniamino, Ivan Alocco, Juan Sorrocho and Toby Shone) as a sign of solidarity and to give strength to Alfredo’s struggle, have also started a hunger strike.
Alfredo has been in prison uninterruptedly for ten years, spent in High Security sections until his transfer to 41 bis. The 41 bis is a prison regime of annihilation, as it is designed to cause physical and mental damage through the technique of sensory deprivation; it is a political and social death sentence, aimed at cutting off all contact with the outside world.
Our comrade was transferred to these torture chambers because, despite his imprisonment, he never stopped contributing to the international anarchist debate with articles, editorial projects and proposals.
The re-examination of the 41 bis measure against Alfredo is set for 1 December. This hearing will be very important because it will have to pronounce on the legitimacy of the previous Justice Minister Marta Cartabia’s decision to apply the 41 bis prison regime against our comrade.
Continue reading Germany: 30. November,Aktionstag in Solidarität mit Alfredo und den anderen Hungerstreikenden . en/it/de
Declaration of Solidarity with Alfredo Cospito from anarchist comrade Toby Shone
“By observing the force of the rainfall, one can know the size of the dragon, and by observing the flourishing of the blossoms, one can know the depths of the pond.” Traditional saying
News has reached me of the isolation torture inflicted on Alfredo Cospito who has been hit with the 41bis regime of the Italian State and placed into the hell of the White Cells.
My heart aches to hear of the conditions he is suffering and I am in solidarity with his indefinite hunger strike.
Continue reading Toby Shone from Parc Prison – Declaration of Solidarity with Alfredo Cospito 2022 (UK)
Statement from Anarchist comrade Eric King
Hello friends, comrades, and government Nosey Nathans! I’ve been in ADX for about two months now and wanted to give a little update and talk over what things are like here.
This prison, more than any, exist to break spirits and disrupt connections to the real world. It was built specifically for that purpose. The isolation here is on a very deep level. There are days that pass where I literally speak to no one and hear no one else. Some folks have decades here; imagine if you can. It’s brutal and sickening. This entire joint is a psychological war zone.
We are given TVs, which is cool, but you can get lost in them. It’s very easy to give up on fitness, mail, reading, and live in the screen. That is 100% what they want, digital social control, screen shackles. I do lots of jogging in place when a show is on, lots of movement. I’ve been in the SHU the last 4 years, most of that time without radio or books let alone a TV. That time was brutal as shit but it did teach me how to set a routine, and to get by on very little…that’s also easy for me to say knowing I’ll be out in approximately 10 months, having done one year here…many don’t have an outdate, or mail, or books coming. This is their life and those NOT swallowed by desperation are some of the strongest people imaginable.
Continue reading Update statement from Anarchist comrade Eric King (USA)
Life is not so good/ Claim of action
In the early morning hours of November 19 to 20 november a van of the multinational company LG (life is good) in Kaisariani, was boarded up. Life is good only for the bosses and the rulers of this world. For us it becomes good only in moments like this, when we act. We dedicate this attack to the Turkish fighters who are on hunger strike demanding a fair trial and to comrade Alfredo Cospito who is on hunger strike against the 41bis regime.
Solidarity to the 4 comrades who are being persecuted for the case of “comrades”.
We send fiery signals of solidarity to the 4 imprisoned comrades accused of the attack on the Piraeus traffic police and to the imprisoned comrades D. Hatzivassiliadis and V. Stathopoulos, who are currently undergoing an appeal trial.
Practical and aggressive solidarity to all political prisoners.
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Taking responsibility – Against the war industry
In the days of commemoration of the Polytechnic, we must not forget the anti-militarist implications of the uprising. In the midst of military dictatorship, one of the central slogans of the occupied Polytechnic in ’73 was “Out with NATO”. Picking up this thread, anarchy today must find a way of direct action against those who profit and gain from these wars.
While we try to develop anarchist considerations and analyses of every interstate war conflict, one of the most important aspects of the multifaceted anti-military struggle is often ignored: sabotaging the death machine on the ground we are on.
Since we are in NATO’s territory of influence, we have a duty to sabotage everything used by the armed forces of the Greek state and its allies, the arms industry, the financiers and those who give orders and make decisions.
Continue reading Athens,Greece: Taking responsibility – Against the war industry by Anarchists
Solidarity with the 11 political prisoners and hunger strikers from Turkey | Symbolic hunger strike inside the prison
On 16 November, the appeal trial of 11 political prisoners from Turkey Ali Ercan Gökoğlu, Burak Agarmış, Hasan Kaya, Sinan Çam, Şadi Naci Özpolat, Halil Demir, Anıl Sayar, Harika Kızılkaya, Hazal Seçer, Sinan Oktay Özen and İsmail Zat, who have been imprisonment in Greek prisons since 19 March 2020, will begin.
During their trial in a special court, they were not allowed proper interpretation, the testimony of defence witnesses was interrupted several times by the court, they were attacked by the cops inside the courtroom and on 17 July 2021, they were sentenced to 33 years in prison each one, the main charge of participating in a “terrorist organisation”.
Continue reading Solidarity with the 11 political prisoners and hunger strikers from Turkey | Symbolic hunger strike inside the prison, and in solidarity with Anarchist A. Cospito (Greece)
Text of Solidarity for the comrade Alfredo Cospito by the members of Revolutionary Struggle Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis
The physical and moral extermination of revolutionary fighters and political prisoners, or the coercion of them into political renunciation and repentance, has been the goal of the State and capital throughout time. In order to achieve this aim, States have created special conditions of detention and isolation for those who took up arms against the regime, for those they call “terrorists”.
One example of special detention today is the Italian model under Article 41 bis. Under Italian law, the Minister of “Justice” is given the right to lift the rules of treatment of some prisoners and order their transfer to special conditions of detention. The special conditions based on Article 41 bis impose complete social and sensory isolation, limiting contacts with other prisoners, limiting visits to one (1) per month with relatives, not by physical contact but through a glass partition, limiting, prohibiting, correspondence and the possession of books, shrinking prisoners’ exercise period to one (1) hour per day and increasing the time of confinement inside the cell.
These conditions are a form of torture aimed at crushing militant prisoners and in general those under this regime.
Anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito, who is convicted for actions of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI-Informale), has been under this regime since May 5, 2022 in Bancali prison (in Sassari) in Sardinia on orders of the former Minister of “Justice” Marta Cartabia. The comrade has been on hunger strike against the solitary confinement regime since 20th October.Three comrades have also been on hunger strike in solidarity with comrade Alfredo, Juan Sorroche since October 25th, Ivan Alocco imprisoned in France since October 27th and Anna Beniamino since November 7th.
This repressive policy of States using special conditions of detention is something that has been going on for decades and has developed and grown.
Continue reading Greece: EN/IT/EL,Text of Solidarity for the comrade Alfredo Cospito by prisoners members of Revolutionary Struggle Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis